Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 103 89
Rank change year-on-year -15 -14 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 28 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.98% 1.22% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.28% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 42
Surrey median daily rate £338 £353 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% -11.43% +34.92%
10th Percentile £266 £288 £248
90th Percentile £402 £388 £500
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Surrey median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.75% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £35.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £12.75 £45.00 £33.75
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £34.37 £39.37
% change year-on-year -63.63% -12.70% +152.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 2617 2192 2598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.35% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1441 1581
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 103 86
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +19.90% +10.38%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.69 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.76 £45.07 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staines +13 6 £425 -
Leatherhead +1 4 £375 -6.25%
Epsom - 3 £338 -
Woking 0 2 £301 -19.67% 2
Cobham - 2 - -
Dorking - 2 £308 -
Horley - 1 £325 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Selenium
3 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) JIRA
4 8 (29.63%) C#
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.93%) QA
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (22.22%) HP
6 6 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) TestRail
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (18.52%) Electronics
7 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
7 5 (18.52%) Handset
7 5 (18.52%) Smartphone
7 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Lawson
8 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (14.81%) Workday
8 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
8 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.11%) System Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Laravel
9 3 (11.11%) Test Management
9 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.11%) Mapbox

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Lawson
2 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) TestRail
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) JMeter
6 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.41%) NeoLoad
6 2 (7.41%) RubyMine
6 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) Appium
7 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.70%) Gatling
7 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.70%) JUnit
7 1 (3.70%) NUnit
7 1 (3.70%) Protractor
7 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Electronics
2 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Google Maps API
1 3 (11.11%) Laravel
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Handset
1 5 (18.52%) Smartphone
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) Use Case
8 2 (7.41%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
8 2 (7.41%) ERP
8 2 (7.41%) Kanban
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (14.81%) Workday
4 3 (11.11%) Google
4 3 (11.11%) Mapbox